File photo of U.S. Congressman Murtha speaking in Washington

 
File photo of U.S. Congressman Murtha speaking in Washington
U.S. Congressman John Murtha (D-PA) speaks to reporters in Washington, in this December 14, 2005 file photo. Murtha, the chairman of the House of Representatives defense appropriations subcommittee who exercised enormous influence on defense issues, died on February 8, 2010. Murtha, 77, died peacefully at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington with his family by his side, a statement from his office said. REUTERS/Jim Young/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS HEADSHOT OBITUARY)